Instructors for clinics/classes and/or private lessons.

Private Instruction

How to choose a private lesson coach?

Read below about our coaches and contact them directly to find out rates/availability. Perhaps schedule trial lessons with a few coaches to determine the best fit for you or your skater.

Let the coach know this is a trial lesson to keep communication clear.

We have a number of skilled trainers available to offer of skaters private instructions (listed in alphabetical order). Please contact coaches directly for schedule and rate information. Ice time is paid separately to the rink and is in addition to the private lesson price.

Upon arrival to the rink, sign in and pay for your ice time upon arrival at admission desk- one hour price minimum (30 minutes increments after the first hour). You pay your private lesson coach directly to the coach.

Admission and skate rental are NOT included in the price of your private lesson.



In the event that you would desire to change coaches, please respect your current coach and inform the coach of your wish to discontinue and make sure all accounts are paid in full. Changing coaches should not interfere with your fellow skater or coaches relationships.

Please maintain contact information of your coach especially to inform them of any schedule changes or cancellations to give them proper notice.


USFS United States Figure Skating
PSA Professional Skaters Association
This logo indicates Sikumi FSC members including Full, Associate, or Pro

Antoine Bergeron

Hockey Director for Klick Lewis Arena & Palmyra Black Knights

Director of Player & Coach Development on the PBK Leadership Team

Coach - private lessons, hockey


  • Native of Valcourt, Quebec
  • Drafted by St. Louis Blues in 2000
  • Professional player in ECHL for Reading Royals and Trenton Titans
  • Junior career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
  • Led youth programs in Reading & Lancaster
  • 8 years as the hockey director for the Lancaster County Youth Amateur Hockey League (Lancaster Firebirds)

Ben Cohen

Coach - private lessons, hockey, ice dance, power skating, figure skating, group instructor LTS USA


  •  Professional ice skating coach since 2004
  • Specialize in hockey, power skating, ice dance, choreography, & moves in the field
  • 2010 Inductee to Washington FSC Hall of Fame
  • Olympic Team USA Reserve Athlete
  • Novice National Ice Dance Champion
  • Three-time International Junior Grand Prix Competitor
  • Former National Team Coach for Taiwan
  • Gold medalist in Moves in the Field & Dance
  • Member and Registered Coach of USFSA

Demi Ehrhart

Figure Skating Coach


  • LTS USA Instructor
  • USFSA member
  • PSA member
  • Coaching for Moves in the Field
  • Ice Dance
  • Freestyle
  • Group & Private Lessons

Craig Horowitz

Clinic & private instructor - hockey, power skating, figure skating - all ages & levels group instructor LTS USA


  • Member: USA Hockey, USFSA, PSA (Category A)
  • Specializes in power skating, MIF, and a strong foundation of figure skating skills
  • Specializes in pole and straight jump harness
  • Prepares skaters for professional ice show auditions
  • 17 years as a principal skater with Disney on Ice
  • Has coached multiple skaters through Gold Level tests and Regional competitions
  • 12 years coaching experience

Kathleen 'Kat' Kelly

Although I longer take on private lessons,
I am involved with instruction for SFSC & LTS USA andcan assist you with your questions or concerns.

  • Business Manager for On the Ice, Inc. at Klick Lewis Arena
  • Executive Director of Sikumi FSC
  • Skating Director for On the Ice Skating School
  • Current USFS & PSA member
  • PSA Registered Rating for group instruction
  • BA in Psychology/Philosophy from Muhlenberg College
  • 20+ years experience in basic skills instruction
  • 20+ years experience in private choreography & basic skating skills
  • 20+ years teaching dryland training -ballet stretching for skaters
  • 10+ years dancer and instructor at Harrisburg Academy of Dance; ballet, jazz
  • 2012, 2013 Skating member of Team Reflections Synchronized Skating Masters Team - Silver at RSI and National team competitor 
  • Silver dance test

Brittany Mertz

Coach - private lessons figure skating, Sikumi FSC synchronized skating coach, group instructor LTS USA


  • National Synchronized bronze medalist
  • National Showcase competitor
  • Trained at the University of Delaware and skated competitively for 17 years (singles and synchronized skating)
  • Coaching since 2006
  • Member of USFSA and PSA
  • Specialties include moves in the field, choreography, synchronized skating, freestyle, off ice training, special needs populations

Marcie Vucenic

Coach - private lessons figure skating all levels, instructor - theater on ice,  group instructor LTS USA


  • USFS AND PSA member
  • PSA Category A Coach
  • 24+ years coaching for competitive & recreational skaters
  • Specializes in freestyle, moves, and power skating
  • Coaches all levels beginner through Gold Level
  • Coaches Regional competitors and Adult Nationals competitors

Lily McElroy

  • USFS member
  • Coaches LTS USA
  • Private lessons
  • Specializes in basic figure and hockey skills, power skating
  • Studying Kinesiology at PSU
  • Former resident of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Doris Papenfuss

Coach - private lessons figure skating all levels, private instructor - hockey skate skills, group instructor LTS USA


  • Member: USFS, PSA Category A
  • USFS & CFSA - Triple Gold Test Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Dance
  • PSA Master Rated Freestyle
  • PSA Master Rated Group
  • PSA Senior Rated Moves
  • Teaches beginner through Senior Level in all disciplines including:
  • Freestyle, Moves, Dance, Choreography, Power Skating
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Regional, Eastern Sectional, Junior National & National Coach

Lisa Plumeri

Coach - private lessons for all levels figure skating, group instructor LTS USA


  • Professional ice skating coach since 1999 - freestyle, moves in the field, dance, choreography, power skating,& group lessons
  • Gold Medalist in freestyle, moves in the field, ice dancing
  • 16 year competitor - Regional and National Collegiate
  • Coach at Regional & Sectional Championships
  • BS in Nutrition & Dietetics, Sport & Exercise Science
  • Member of USFS, PSA
  • Registered & Licensed Dietitian
  • Member of Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Association

Brendon Sword

Coach - figure skating, hockey skating skills, LTS-USA group instructor, ice show auditon prep lessons


  • Native of Dundas, Ontario
  • 11 years performing with Disney on Ice
  • 4 years as Men's Line Captain with Disney on Ice
  • Skate Canada Junior Competitive Test
  • Skate Canada Gold Medalist in Free Skate (Freestyle) & Skills (Moves in the Field)
  • 7 Time Skate Canada Sectional Competitor
  • 2 Time Ontario Winter Games Competitor

Caralyn Scudner

  • Group Instructor LTS-USA
  • Adult Sectional and National medalist

Ursula Wolfer-Horowitz

Coach - private lessons figure skating all levels, instructor - theater on ice, group instructor LTS USA


  • Member: USFSA, PSA (Category A)
  • Specializes in choreography, FS, MIF, and group productions
  • Coaching all ages and levels since 1997
  • Prepares skaters for auditions and entry into professional skate shows
  • Coached skaters through Gold Level tests
  • Coached competitors at Regional, Sectional, Junior, Collegiate, Showcase, and Adult National competitions
  • Gold medallist: Freestyle, Moves in the Field
  • South Atlantic Junior Ladies Silver Medalist
  • Competed at US Sectionals and Swiss, Collegiate, Synchronized Nationals
  • B.A in Theater Production from the University of Delaware
  • 5 years professional skater 4 years with Disney on Ice

LTS USA INSTRUCTORS for our Learn to Skate Classes. Also available as instructors for Birthday Parties.

Emily Allen 

Lily Broach 

Liz McCormick

Makayla Robitaille

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